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It looks as though Amazon was the first company to blink with regards to its ongoing feud with Google. Back in 2015, Amazon removed devices like the Chromecast and the Google Nexus Player from its massive online marketplace. Amazon’s reasoning at the time was that the devices, which lacked support for Amazon Video, could confuse customers and lead them to possibly return the devices after the couldn't access Amazon's streaming media services. "Over the last three years, Prime Video has become an important part of Prime," Amazon said at the time. "It’s important that the streaming media... Read more...
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Whoever said it was full of you-know-what, as Apple just proved by adding support for Amazon Prime Video on its Apple TV streaming set-top box. At long last, Amazon Prime Video is available in the tvOS App Store, joining the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and many other apps. So, what took so freaking long to get to this point? Call it a case of clashing titans. While the Apple TV has long supported popular streaming services such as YouTube, HBO Go, and others, Amazon Prime Video was not invited to the party, even though Apple wanted to bring as many streaming... Read more...
YouTube TV launched earlier this year as the latest in a long list of streaming services aimed at people looking to cut the cord. However, the launch was limited by the fact that the service was primarily focused on watching content from a smartphone or tablet. While that may be OK for people that want to watch TV shows while on-the-go, it didn't specially address the market for people that primarily watch content in front of a big screen television. Well, that all changes today, as Google just announced the YouTube TV app is coming to a host of devices specifically designed to provide a big screen... Read more...
When the current generation Apple TV was first announced back in September 2015, it was conspicuously missing one important feature that was becoming available with competing devices: 4K streaming support. This omission was made even more perplexing given the devices starting price of $150, putting it at a disadvantage to cheaper rivals like the Roku 4 and Amazon Fire TV. Now, two years later, Apple is rectifying that "mistake" with the Apple TV 4K. The Apple TV's internal hardware has been beefed up to include a triple-core A10 Fusion processor and 3GB of RAM (the same CPU used in the iPad Pro),... Read more...
Confirming reports from earlier this month, Apple sent out invites this afternoon to the press confirming that its next keynote address will take place on September 12th. The event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater, which is situated on the brand-new Apple Park campus. This is expected to be a packed event, as Apple will not only pull the wraps off the highly anticipated iPhone 8, but also new version of the Apple TV and Apple Watch. This will also be the launching point for Apple’s iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra releases. But of course, most eyes will be on the iPhone 8, which is expected... Read more...
Apple iPhone fans by and large are eagerly anticipating the launch of the iPhone 8, the next-generation handset that will mark the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone. However, that is not the only electronic gadget Apple is planning to unveil next month. Tim Cook and the Cupertino gang will trot out a new Apple TV set-top box, one that will be upgraded 4K streaming and high dynamic range (HDR) support. The streaming device sector is a crowded field these days with competitive solutions such as Google's Chromecast, Amazon's Fire TV, and of course the Roku. Versions of all three of these popular devices... Read more...
There have been rumors of a fully-fledged Apple TV for years. No, we're not talking about the relatively small streaming box that competes with Roku and Amazon Fire TV, but a full-size television set that would be a central hub for media consumption. Up until now, the Apple-branded TV has just been a rumored product, and we haven’t seen any real physical evidence of its existence. That all changed this morning when alleged pictures of a prototype Apple OLED TV surfaced. The pictures were originally discovered in a Weibo post, before gadget leaker Benjamin Geskin made them widely available... Read more...
  Apple “accidentally” posted HomePod test firmware last month that has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving to the Apple community. Developers have picked apart the firmware, which was supposed to be distributed only among Apple employees for internal use, to uncover secrets surrounding the HomePod AI smart speaker, iPhone 8 and even the Apple Watch Series 3. This weekend, the HomePod firmware leak has shed light on yet another product in Cupertino’s pipeline: the next generation Apple TV. According to lines of code discovered by iOS developer Guilherme Rambo, the next generation Apple... Read more...
While the Apple TV has long been home to streaming video services like YouTube, Netflix and Hulu, one company has been jarringly absent: Amazon. Amazon Prime Video, which is available as a separate $8.99/month service or packaged in with the $99 yearly cost of Amazon Prime, has been barred from the Apple TV due to disagreements between the two companies over “acceptable business terms.” That will all change next month, as it is being reported that Apple and Amazon have finally reached an agreement, allowing the Prime Video to arrive on the Apple TV platform. According to BuzzFeed, Apple will make... Read more...
One of the things Apple will probably announce at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June is tvOS 11, the next version of its operating system for Apple TV streaming set-top boxes. And with tvOS 11 will inevitably come some fancy new features. It is said that two of enhancements will include picture-in-picture support and multi-user functionality, both of which are missing in tvOS 10.Israeli website The Verifier feels confident in the information it obtained from an unnamed "reliable source," meaning this is all unofficial at this point. Nevertheless, the source says that multi-user... Read more...
With every passing day, more people are looking to the cut the cord with their cable and satellite TV providers in favor of streaming solutions. This has led to some intense competition among streaming set-top box and dongle providers, along with standalone services such as Netflix and Hulu. To make its own set-top box more competitive, Apple is trying to strike a deal with HBO, Showtime, and Starz to be able and package all three channels in a single bundle.Apple also wants to be able to offer the bundle as a standalone package through Apple TV. That would be a deviation from how things operate... Read more...
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Minecraft mania is expanding to yet another platform; this time it’s making an appearance on the fourth generation Apple TV. Apple first revealed that Minecraft would be coming to Apple TV at the October event that introduced us to the 2016 family of MacBook Pro notebooks. The incredibly popular open-world sandbox game is priced at $19.99 and is available to download directly froth App Store in “all regions” according to Owen Jones, Mojang's Director of Creative Communications. That price of entry will get you the game along with a number of DLC packs that have been released including Holiday... Read more...
Football (or American Football, for those of you outside of the U.S.) season is finally among us! Well, preseason football anyway, which is still an exciting time for fans of the sport. There are plenty of intriguing story lines leading into this season, such as Tom Brady's four game suspension that will see backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo get the start for the New England Patriots, and you may get to watch some of them play out live on Apple TV using Twitter's mobile app.Having outbid Facebook and other tech giants to secure the rights to live-stream National Football Games (NFL) games on Thursday... Read more...
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